too short.....

7 replies to this topic
  • WR400Fdunk

Posted February 08, 2006 - 12:05 AM


i have a 98 yz400 and im wondering if theres any way i can make the bike around 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch shorter without changing out springs or opening up the forks? i have been hearing people talk about sliding the forks and im curious if i can change the ride height by doing this or if theres any other tricks that can be done to help me out... im around 5'7 and i can ride just fine and stuff.. kick start it while sitting down and all that fun stuff.. but i would enjoy riding it more if it were a little bit shorter.. any info would help.. thanks.. -wayne-

  • Matty05

Posted February 08, 2006 - 01:48 AM


Sliding the forks up in the clamps will make the bike turn easier and less stable at high speed. Not necessarily a bad thing.......

Try it.

You can get a lowering link but it is really expensive and costs way more than geting suspension lowered professionally.

  • DirtMongrel

Posted February 08, 2006 - 01:00 PM


cut some of the seat out, something like the FMX guys do

  • Reddog27

Posted February 08, 2006 - 02:30 PM


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  • NYMXer

Posted February 08, 2006 - 02:42 PM


cut some of the seat out, something like the FMX guys do

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  • TIM696

Posted February 08, 2006 - 06:04 PM


definitly cut your seat before you spend any money i am also 5'7 on a 03 450f one of the best things i did

  • WR400Fdunk

Posted February 09, 2006 - 07:06 PM


my seat is already about an inch thick it has an aftermarket seat.. i can just deal with it i can ride just fine but i was wanting it a bit lower to make it easer to stand and kick start it, its get kinda hard standing on my left tiptoe while i try to kick it over when its like 20 degrees outside(tempermental 4 stroke) but i can cope.. if anyone knows of any aftermarket stores that sell parts and accessories for WR/YZ400F let me know.. thanks.. -wayne-

  • ian56

Posted February 09, 2006 - 08:08 PM


If you or someone you know, know's how to weld, try cutting down your subframe.

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